THE DANCERS

Core Members

OLIVIA COOMBS

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OLIVIA COOMBS (she/her), began her training in ballet under the direction of Jessica Wilson at Ballet Workshop of New England. Olivia then studied at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program for two years where she performed in works by Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Sidra Bell, Iratxe Ansa, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, and Erik Wagner. Olivia apprenticed with Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver for one season. She has also performed work by Ismael Ivo as part of a special research project at ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazi. Olivia is a founding Core Member of BDT and also serves in the roles of Rehearsal Director and Trainee Program Coach.

KHRIS HENRY

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KHRIS HENRY (he/him) is a native of Boston and is a BFA graduate of the University of Hartford at the Hartt School. He began his training at the Origination Cultural Arts Center and Boston Arts Academy. While a student, Khris has had experience with choreographers Nathan Trice, Catherine Young, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Norbert De La Cruz, Brain Arias, and Yoshito Sakuraba. After guesting with BDT in 2019 and 2020, Khris joined as a Core Member in 2021. He is also a BDT Trainee Program Coaching Assistant.

HENOCH SPINOLA

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HENOCH SPINOLA (he/him), a native of Cabo Verde Islands, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member 2007. After leaving JMBT, Henoch began working with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012, along with other dance companies local to Boston. He then moved to New York City to dance in a work by Itzik Galili at the Metropolitan Opera from 2013-2014. He then earned a Master of Fine Arts within the Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Henoch has been a Core Member since 2019 and also serves as the BDT Trainee Program Manager and Coach.

JESSIE JEANNE STINNETT

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JESSIE JEANNE STINNETT (she/her) is a dance teacher, choreographer, and co-artistic director of Boston Dance Theater with veteran Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in conjunction with Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance. Jessie has performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Tate Britain (UK), Prometheus Dance, Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Vienna), The Boston Baroque Opera, and Bard College’s SummerScape Festival.

Apprentices

CARLEY LUND

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CARLEY LUND, (she/her) a native of Vermont, began her classical training at the Vermont Center for Dance Education under Stefania Nardi. She graduated from Adelphi University, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Biology. She has performed in works by Marco Goeke, Maleek Washington, Manuel Vignoulle, Paul Taylor, Rasta Thomas, Winston Dynamite Brown, Adelheid B. Strelick, Orion Duckstein and more. After joining BDT’s Trainee Program in January 2021, Carley was promoted to Apprentice in January 2022.

WESLEY URBANCZYK

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WESLEY URBANCZYK (they/them), graduated with a BFA in Dance performance from Jacksonville University with a double major in English literature. They’ve had the privilege to work with choreographers such as Roya Carreras, Maleek Washington, Jennifer Archibald, Cleo Parker Robinson, Amy Miller, and Antonio Brown. After moving to Boston from Florida to join BDT’s Trainee Program in 2021, Wesley was promoted to Apprentice in September 2022.